Monday, September 12, 2016

[Kit Insight] 極尚模型 RG-01 HG 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam (Light Build)

This third party variant of the classic RX-78-2 in Ver. Ka form was bundled with a Hong Kong hobby magazine some months back, featuring a downsized RX-78-2 Ver. Ka in 1/144 scale with a full inner frame. Although the potential for this kit is high, the execution is wanting and leaves a lot to be desired: fitment is inaccurate, although snug; plastic quality is inferior at best. However, the best part of this kit is the amazing inner frame that features RG mechanics (read: moving armor panels) in the legs.

Nevertheless, it still looks pretty good in a RX-78-2 collection. Oh yes, it also comes with metal thrusters and beam saber hilts.